Ok DS is only 1.5 but I’m a planner by nature and some pre-schools have long wait-lists so I’m trying to decide now. DS currently goes to DC 3 days a week and my parents watch him the other 2 days. DC is very expensive so I’d like to switch him to pre-school for the morning session as soon as possible. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
School 1 - the website says it’s “true Montessori” programming, comes very highly recommended by our neighbour who has their little girl in there. However, I’ve emailed the director 3 times to ask for a tour; and other than the first time, I’ve never gotten a response. So I’m a little leery. They start taking kids at 2.5 years old, which is a big bonus. They have a wonderful outdoor space.
School 2 - I went to their open house and was very impressed, they use a combination of Montessori and their own proprietary programming. I liked the teachers. Good outdoor space. Starts taking kids at 3 years old.
School 3 - brand new, just opened this month but is already full. Also follows Montessori programming. The teachers seem very qualified, but less “warm” than the ones I met in school 2. No dedicated outdoor space, although a park is nearby. The school is beautiful. They also share a space with a karate studio so that’d be convenient for DS. Starts taking kids at 3.What other factors would you consider?